Robin Home Learning: 13.5.20

Good morning Robins. I have received lots of lovely photos this week, some of them show you enjoying being outside and then there are other photos of the work you have recently completed. There are definitely some budding poets in Robin Class, for you have risen to the challenge of writing some great Butterfly poems!

Today, I would like you to focus on two further minibeasts – the Snail and the Ladybird. I would like you to begin this morning’s work with finding out about them by looking at two PowerPoints. There is a short video about Ladybirds, which you can look at after watching the PowerPoint.

Next, here are some tasks about these two minibeasts. First, please complete a reading comprehension activity about Snails and label the different parts of a Snail. Afterwards, arrange some photographs to show the life cycle of the ladybird and label a diagram of the parts of a Ladybird.

Now, you may like to produce a short piece of writing about either the Snail, or the Ladybird. Here are two pieces of border paper – half lined, with room for a drawing.

After finding out about these two minibeasts, I would like all you budding poets to engage once again with your imagination. Here are some poems for you to read about Snails and Ladybirds. I particularly like some of the images used in the Snail poems.

I now want you to work in a similar way to how you did during the last couple of days when writing a Caterpillar, or Butterfly poem.  So after reading the above poems, think carefully about how the poets described either the Snail, or the Ladybird.   Look again at the close-up photographs I gave you last Wednesday, 6th May. If you are able, print one of the photographs of a Snail, or a Ladybird. Look carefully at the image and cut out specific sections of the minibeast and stick them onto paper. Add some annotations, trying to identify and describe three aspects of the Snail, or Ladybird.

Now make a collection of interesting words and phrases to describe the Snail, or the Ladybird. Afterwards, write your own poem, considering the following points:
– How many verses shall I have in my poem?
– Do I want my poem to rhyme?
– What type of poem shall I write? Remember, your poem can be an acrostic poem, a shape poem, or written as one long verse.

You can use the minibeast paper I gave you on Monday for today’s poems. Alternatively, I have found some Snail, or Ladybird border paper. It is blank, so you can draw your own lines, depending on the length of your poem. Otherwise, find some plain paper at home for your poem and decorate it with your own drawings.

I have found a writing frame for a SNAILS acrostic poem, in case you would like to write this type of poem. Obviously, you can create your own format for a LADYBIRD version.

Please continue with your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons this week, which focus on adding and subtracting tens and calculating with 2-digit numbers. As mentioned on previous days, after watching the teaching video, go to the BBC Bitesize link to find the relevant tasks.

Here is a Ladybird Maths’ task, which you may also choose to complete. It involves doubling the spots on the Ladybird’s wings.

Finally, here are some fun art and craft tasks.

There are quite a few tasks here, so feel free to pick and choose which ones you want to complete. You may also be choosing some alternative activities from the online learning sites, such as BBC Bitesize, or the Oak National Academy. I hope you enjoy learning at home today, but don’t forget to visit your garden and look at those minibeasts living out there.